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Whispering Hills

Whispering Hills
NV Cabernet Sauvignon, Spain

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: 1%
85 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$4.99
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Whispering Hills
NV Cabernet Sauvignon, Spain

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: 1%
Bright dark garnet color. Aroma, quality aromas of spiced blackberries, green olive, planked oak, and mulberries with a medium body and a medium finish with earthy, woody tannins. A better than average quality example.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Oaky
Aroma Aroma: spiced blackberries, green olive, planked oak, and mulberries
Taste Flavor: medium
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food
Recipes Pairing: Roast Leg of Lamb, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A better than average quality example.

The Producer or Importer

Prestige Beverage Group

The Producer or  Importer
2300 Pilot Knob Road
Mendota Heights, MN 55120
USA
1 651-649-5823

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Cabernet Sauvignon

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Serve in a Cabernet Wine Glass
Cabernet Sauvignon is a variety that is the source of some of the world’s most celebrated and longest-lived reds. Grown in many countries, it is most famous in Bordeaux, where it is the principal grape in red Bordeaux as well as in California – especially Napa Valley- where it is labeled by its varietal name.

Cabernet Sauvignon has aromas and flavors of black currant, cassis, black cherry and sometimes plum (in warmer regions or vintages). Quite rich on the palate, the variety is very tannic, giving its wines a bitter edge in their youth, but also providing the wines with great aging potential, with top flight examples drinking well for as long as four or five decades. Given their richness and flavor profile, wines made from Cabernet Sauvignon need to be paired with rich red meats, such as steaks and roasts as well as game.

Besides France and California, other countries with warm growing regions also excel with Cabernet Sauvignon. These include the Maipo and Colchagua Valleys in Chile as well as the Bolgheri district, situated on the coast of Tuscany.